‘Huge Win for Democracy’: GOP Blocks Federal Election Takeover
An attempted federal takeover of elections was thwarted Tuesday, as Senate Republicans voted to block further debate on the legislation.
With Vice President Kamala Harris presiding and prepared to cast a potential tie-breaking vote, the Senate divided 50-50 on a straight party-line vote. It would have taken 60 votes to proceed to debate and a vote.
If enacted into law, the bill would ban most state voter ID laws, expand ballot harvesting, prevent the updating of voter registration lists, establish taxpayer-financed campaigns, and require states to allow same-day voter registration,...